Radio presenting: talking to time

Course Dates: 01/03/20 - 08/03/20
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

In broadcasting, and any public speaking role, talking to time is a challenge and skill that takes time and practice to master. In the broadcast world, such precision helps a broadcaster sound professional and allows the programme to run on time.

Description

What is the course about?

In broadcasting, and any public speaking role, talking to time is a challenge and skill that takes time and practice to master. In the broadcast world, such precision helps a broadcaster sound professional and allows the programme to run on time. This short course uses exercises to help you focus on hitting the clock when you need to, helping you learn how to pace speech and talk on and off the air, practising such requirements as ‘how to fill’ or how to ‘wrap up quickly’.

What will we cover?

Students will work with professional broadcast scripts throughout the two days to build their skills and confidence under the guidance of a broadcast industry professional and tutor, using City Lit’s own radio studio and recording/editing technician so you can take material away, such as to use for a demo.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Begin to understand how to pace speech appropriate for the situation.
Begin to develop a focus on hittin the clock while mindful of the content and delivery.
Develop your existing radio presenting skills.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Ideally you should have attended Radio Presenting Beginners and have a healthy interest in the medium of radio.
If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) before choosing.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will work under the guidance of a broadcast industry professional and tutor, using City Lit’s own radio studio and recording/editing technician.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Notebook and pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Radio Presenting: Advanced
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Allis Moss

Tutor, journalist and broadcaster Allis Moss is the author of the local history book: ‘The Jigsaw Journey’ which was produced with an Arts-in-Action grant. As a White Rose Scholar, Allis is a researcher of nineteenth century European history. She has written about history for many years for the BBC and other channels, including an edition of Witness for World Service to mark the centenary of the British nurse Edith Cavell. She has also produced history material for Radio 4 and other BBC networks such as for From Our Own Correspondent, Excess Baggage, Loose Ends, Heart and Soul and Countryfile.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: DMA011

Sun, day, 01 Mar - 08 Mar '20

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £89.00
Senior fee: £89.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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or call 020 7492 2542

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